Women's experience of postpartum psychotic episodes--analyses of narratives from the internet.

@article{Engqvist2011WomensEO,
  title={Women's experience of postpartum psychotic episodes--analyses of narratives from the internet.},
  author={Inger Engqvist and Ginette Ferszt and Arne Ahlin and Kerstin Nilsson},
  journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={376-87}
}
The aim of this study was to gain an insight into women's experiences of postpartum psychosis (PPP). Ten narratives taken from the Internet, which met the definition of PPP, were analyzed using cross-case and content analyses. The results revealed women's experience of having unfulfilled dreams, being enveloped by darkness, having disabling symptoms, and being abandoned. The women's experiences point to the importance of further education of nurses and doctors concerning PPP. It is vital not… CONTINUE READING